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Would herpes appear as paper cuts?

Hello, I have been deeply concerned regarding unwanted vaginal contact a year ago. I've never had sex, but genital contact was made roughly on my perineum area during an attempted sexual assault. Fear of herpes has been looming, and I discussed the issue with my parents who firmly believe that herpes cannot be contracted through genital contact alone, therefore they don't want to submit me to painful pelvic testing when I am unable to penetrate myself.  I understand I may be overreacting but I am deeply afraid. I have had three, very shallow reddish papercuts on my vulvular area, one being on the right side of my clitoral hood and two in my perineum. It burns, but it''s not leaking any liquid. The cuts are reddish, they are not deep and don't show any yellow/green/beige skin to indicate deep splices, and they are not scabbing. Although the fordyce spots (always been there and prominent) seem to be a little irritated. For some background, at this very moment I do have a yeast infection and am debating whether or not to buy boric acid capsules from ebay. Also my vagina IS VERY VERY DRY, I am a younger person but have been having dry vagina with this yeast infection. Lastly, I have been inspecting my genitals every single day because of fear of herpes. I read somewhere that herpes can manifest itself as paper cuts. Most of the ones I saw were very deep splices that showed yellow/beige/greenish that scabbed over. I believe the thin silvers of paper cuts may have shown up from excessive tugging and pulling of the vulva whilst experiencing dryness. Also, I am having some sneezing fits (I went out of town to a grassland today, but being that I'm afraid of contracting herpes, everything seems to be herpes related. I think it was just the grasslands though.)
Please any help is appreciated, I guess what I'm trying to ask is if herpes would show as thin papercuts? I also do have a gyno appointment and even though I'm a virgin they may still want to run a full panel to verify whether I'm telling the truth + Since im new to the clinic.
Also could herpes never scab? Could it never leak? I heard herpes sometimes doesn't do either, and that it's super contagious. Also. should I buy the boric acid from ebay?
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Slow down....take a deep breath. Now...realize that a rest for herpes is nothing more than a swab of the offending area (the cuts).  I don't understand why your parents think it would be a painful procedure. Also, if you do have it, YOU NEED TO KNOW!! Your peace of mind and future sexual relations are of utmost importance. Also, they are absolutely wrong about not being able to contract herpes through genital contact alone. Here is what webmd has to say about it.....  How Is Herpes (Oral or Genital) Spread? HSV-1 is usually passed from person to person by kissing. ...
HSV-2 is most often passed by vaginal sex and anal sex. But just as HSV-1 can infect the genitals and cause genital herpes, HSV-2 can pass from one person's genitals to another person's mouth, resulting in oral herpes.Sep 12, 2016
So, make sure that you ask the doctor to swab test your sores.
Also, what "panel" do you think they would run to verify which story? (There is no panel to prove virginity, and the truth abut what?)
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I also forgot about your yeast infection....go to the pharmacy and buy canesten if your appointment is not in the next few days. Not sure why you would  get boric acid for that.
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Calm down first, I can totally empathize with you being scared like that but herpes is totally diff. I was sexually assualted and contracted them when I was 19. Painful blisters that itch and ooze and are very uncomfortable. you are good, I really dont think its herpes. Hope this helps.
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